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LEAH SHARIBU TURNS 16 TODAY, IN CAPTIVITY!!!

Leah Sharibu was among the abducted 109 girls of the Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi in Yobe State. The girls were abducted by the terrorist group, Boko Haram on February 19, 2018. Leah Sharibu who was aged fifteen at the time of the abduction in March 2018 turn 16 today, Monday. While 104 abducted girls were released to their parents, Leah Sharibu was held back by the captives because she refused to renounce her Christian faith.
“Monday, May 14 , 2018, our daughter, Miss Leah Sharibu , will be 16 years . If she were here with us , we would have been celebrating her 16 th birthday with her . “She is not with us and all we can do is fast and pray for her as a family and I want to appeal to all Nigerians and other concerned people around the world to help us pray for her safety wherever she is and for her return as well. “President Buhari seemed to have forgotten about Leah but we know God who brought her forth will not forget her . We believe that God is keeping watc…
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Nigeria's Blessing Inducted Into the CAA Hall of Fame

These batch of achievers in the sports world have been inducted into the African Athletics Confederation (CAA) Hall of Fame.

African record holder for the 200m race Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor, 29, was one amongst the 15 selected.

Speaking on behalf of the 14 others, she said, "We want to say thank you for recognising us. Getting this recognition is a great achievement to for us who have served the continent.

It is not only about winning medals but achievement like this can boost the confidence of athletes. Thank you again."

Africa’s fastest man Olusoji Fasuba was also inducted, with the current holder of the UK junior indoor record Tosin Oke .

Others include:
David Rudisha , Ezekiel Kemboi, and Vivan Cheruyoit (Kenya),
Tirunesh Dibaba, Mesert Defar, Kenenisa Bekele, Almaz Ayana , and Genzebe Dibaba (Ethiopia),
Caster Semenya , the 800m world champion, and Wayde Van Niekerk , the 400m Olympic record holder, (South Africa).

Other members of the relay team at the 4x200m IA…

Why We Think You'll Love Johnny Drille and Simi's New Song, 'Halleluya'

They kept it a secret but now, we forgive them not just because we love them but because the new song is so good!

You will love this song because it has a perfect blend of Simi's uniquely pleasant voice and Johnny Drille's light caressing voice. They have created something irresistibly captivating.


Halleluya is a song that is on repeat right now on my device and I am not getting tired anytime soon. I should find a dance partner for this song, you maybe?






Federal Government Might Actually Increase Corps' Members Salary

According to Brig Gen Suleiman Kazaure, Director-General, National Youth Service Corps, the Federal Government has begun an upward review of the N 19 , 800 monthly allowance paid to corps' members.

In his words, Kazaure said, “The Federal Government is working to increase your monthly allowance. Therefore, wherever you find yourselves, conduct yourself well and be good ambassadors for the country. We received a letter from the Presidency through the Ministry of Youth and Sports and copied to the Ministry of Finance , which shows that the corps members ’ allowance will be reviewed upward . This is in the pipeline .”

He also said that through the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, NYSC had received a letter from the Presidency confirming the progress of the upward review process.

We sincerely hope that this issue will not end up on the table of talks only. Most of these corps' members don't get paid where they're serving and cost of living is just to expensive. E…

Natural Hair : How To Make It Soft and Manageable

My hair is so coarse, so tough and quite painful but following this method, I'm beginning to see improvement.

1. Dispel the myth.

No matter how ‘stubborn’ your natural hair is, it can be tendered over time with adequate deep conditioning and moisture. Don’t believe otherwise. This single mindset will be one to liberate you and help you achieve your goal of managing you natural hair without hassles

2. Deep conditioning.

Deep conditioning is known to work on hair textures like magic so if you've been playing with this before, it is time to stop.

3. Try the tea rinse after washing your hair.
Sometimes after doing the tea rinse, you might actually feel your hair softer.

4. Moisture.

In your natural hair journey, you can never tire of this. Use daily spritz once or twice every day. A mixture of 90% water then the remaining 10% will be of olive oil, honey and glycerin. Glycerin attracts moisture from the environment to your hair. This guarantees to an extent that you hair is always…

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Joins Twitter Board

The former Minister of Finance, Nigeria, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been added to the board of a social media platform, Twitter. Twitter CEO and co - founder Jack Dorsey announced this on his handle.



All You Need to Know About the 'Blood Moon' Eclipse This July

Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse

Local Type: Total Lunar Eclipse , Nigeria

Begins: Friday, Jul 27, 2018 at 6:57 pm

Maximum: Friday, Jul 27, 2018 at 9:21 pm 1.61 Magnitude

Ends: Sat, Jul 28, 2018 at 12:28 am

Duration: 5 hours, 31 minutes


Why is it called Blood Moon?

The moon turns deep red or reddish brown during eclipses because some of the sunlight going through Earth's atmosphere is bent around the edge of our planet and falls onto the moon's surface. Earth's air also scatters more shorter-wavelength light (in colors such as green or blue); what's left is the longer-wavelength, redder end of the spectrum.

What parts of the world will see it?

This particular eclipse will not be visible to people in North America, except via webcasts. The entire eclipse will be visible from Africa, the Middle East and countries in central Asia. The eclipse will be visible from eastern South America as it is ending, and from Australia as it is beginning.

This month, planet Mars will be at its…

NAIJA : Our U15 Defeat Morroco's Team

The Future Eagles (aka Baby Eagles) who are actually Nigeria's U15 team, scored 3 goals to Morocco's 2 at the ongoing African Youth Games in Algeria.

They will play against Djibouti on Saturday.

Well done, guys! We are absolutely rooting for you, our future Eagles.



Applying for Gani Fawehinmi Scholarship

Applications are ongoing for the 2018 Gani Fawehinmi Annual Scholarship. Students in Nigerian tertiary institutions are eligible for this Scholarship Award.


Description

20 students will each be awarded with the sum of N100,000 on September 13, 2018 at Nigerian Law Publications House, Otunba Jobi Fele- Way, C.B.D., Alausa Ikeja, Lagos at 12.00 Noon.


Interview

Owerri: Applicants will be interviewed on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at ASUU Secretariat, Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO), at 10.00 am.

Abuja: Applicants will be interviewed on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at ASUU Secretariat, University of Abuja, Gwagwalada Campus, Abuja at 10.00 am.

Lagos: Applicants will be interviewed on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at Nigerian Law Publications House, Otunba Jobi Fele- Way, C.B.D., Alausa lkeja, Lagos, at 10.00 am.

SCHOLARSHIP REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must not be able to pay fees, Applicants must be indigenous,
Applicants must be registered students of tertiary institutions in Nigeri…

20% of the Population Will Experience Flood in Nigeria

According to the National Economic Council (NEC), 20 per cent of Nigerians are “at risk from one form of flooding or another .”

The NEC which is made up of 36 stare governors and Minister, FCF, is led by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. They held a meeting on Thursday in Abuja, where NEC was briefed by Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Jibrin, on the “need for collaborative partnership among stakeholders” to tackle the flooding challenge.

From the Office of the Vice President :

*Council urges for more collaborative partnerships between FG, states
The National Economic Council chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was briefed today at its monthly meeting on the need for collaborative partnerships between the federal and state governments with the Presidential Committee on Flood Relief and Rehabilitation (PCFRR) for immediate intervention on flood prevention, mitigation and preparedness in the Country.

The presentation made by the Minister of State, Federal Ministry of Environment,…

An Award for Chimamanda Adichie

At the 2018 commencement ceremony of Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, Nigeria's Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was awarded an honorary degree for changing the world in extensive ways.

Lauding her works, the university said, “Few writers have captured the challenges of immigrants and others navigating those changes as Adichie .”

Adichie and the 5 others awarded 





Dino Melaye : They Burnt It All Up!

What is is now
The projects : Government Girls' Secondary School, Sarkin- Noma , Lokoja, LGEA Primary School, Lokogoma, also in Lokoja, Kogi State Capital which were funded by the Federal Government and executed by the Senator representing Kogi West , Dino Melaye were burnt down by thugs.

What it used to be
At Sarkin- Noma, the structures were burnt, at LGEA windows, ceiling fans, and classrooms’ blackboards damaged.
These facilities were supposed to have been inaugurated on Wednesday.

Speaking on this act was the Director General , Media and Publicity to the state governor , Mr Kingsley Fanwo , “The government condemns the incident . Education is the leading thematic area of the state government and so we will not allow any elements to derail it.

“Irrespective of who is doing the project, the fund is from the government . So whether it is the executive or legislative , such projects should rather be applauded and not destroyed .”

What they came to see
We strongly condemn this unr…

Kate Henshaw-Nuttall, 47 Looks Good on You!

Its been a long time coming. She has been a screen goddess for a while, as far back as 1993 when she acted her first movie alongside Bob Manuel Udokwu.


In 2008, she got the award for Best Actress at the Africa Movie Academy in a Leading Role for the film 'Stronger than Pain'.
Currently, Kate is the Face of Onga. She is a judge on Nigeria's Got Talent.

Kate was born July 19, 1971.
Kate Henshaw is an embodiment of decency, excellence, hard work, originality, beauty, grace and so for all these sterling qualities, we celebrate with her today.

Happy Birthday!


NYSC : Date Announced for Batch B, Stream 1 Orientation

The purpose of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, scheme is primarily to inculcate in Nigerian youths the spirit of selfless service to the community, and to emphasise the spirit of oneness and brotherhood of all Nigerians, irrespective of cultural or social background.

It was created in 1973 to reconstruct, reconcile and rebuild the country after the Nigerian civil war.

NYSC has therefore announced July 24 as the date for commencement of orientation course for prospective Stream 1, Batch ‘B’ corps members nationwide.


Anthony Joshua and Alexander Povetkin

On September 22, the WBA, IBF and WBO champion, Joshua will face mandatory challenger, 38-year-old Russian, Povetkin at Wembley.

In a heady piece, Joshua speaks, “It’s not just about Povetkin and Wilder, it ’s about proving my worth as a heavyweight champion. It’ s about me, my legacy and achieving my potential.

“Now it’s more, I know I’m good at this. I’ve built my mindset over the last 10 years. I’ve got 10 years left in boxing and I want to cement my legacy.


“( George ) Foreman , Bernard Hopkins , ( Wladimir ) Klitschko went on until 40. I believe I can do that with the advances in sports science.
“I’ve been 12 rounds , I’ ve been dropped, I’ve put on weight, I’ve lost weight, I’ve learnt boxing specific training..

“I think back to the gold medal . It was a tournament I had to get through. I’m back in the tournament. It’s great . It resonates with people .”


Both Joshua and Povetkin are former Olympic Champions.
At 38, the Russian is 10 years older than Joshua, and fought for the s…

Attention ! This Can Lead to Death

From the Director - General of NAFDAC , Prof . Moji Adeyeye , carbide is severely dangerous to our health as it can cause cancer, death. A statement to the public from Adeyeye reads :

“Fruit ripening is a unique aspect of plant development , which makes the fruit edible , softer , sweeter, more palatable , nutritious and attractive . However , the consumption of fruits such as mango, banana , plantain , guava, orange, grape , etc, or any other fruits ripened with calcium carbide is dangerous to health.

“Calcium carbide generally contains impurities, such as arsenic , lead particles , phosphorus , etc. that pose a number of very serious health hazards. These impurities may cause serious health problems when those applying calcium carbide on fruits come in direct contact with the chemical.

“Consumption of fruits containing these impurities may cause cancer , heart , kidney and liver failure . They may cause frequent thirst , irritation in mouth and nose, weakness, permanent skin damage…

Davido and Wizkid on Our Radar Once Again

It is a brotherly love something! David Adedeji Adeleke known simply as Davido sent a public message through his Instagram account, @davidoofficial to Wizkid.

He said, “Happy birthday brother!! @wizkidayo keep soaring! God keep you safe! Your children go see you live long. Amen Gbefun!”

Davido did not stop there, he got to share a video, of himself dancing to Wizkid's 'Soco'. Davido is in Paris for the Afro Punk concert.

Wizkid turned 28 yesterday.

2021 : Nigeria and the Ball

In  September 2021, Nigeria will host third edition of the West African Football Union, WAFU.
Senegal will play host for the event next year which is the second edition.

WAFU is a two week tournament held September of every two years since 2016.

Due to the year long partnership between WAFU and Fox Sport, football lovers all across the world will get to watch all matches live on FOX Sports.




Lagos Third Mainland Bridge Will Be Shut Down for Three Days - Fashola

As from July 27 to July 30, 2018, the Lagos Third Mainland Bridge will be unavailable for public use.

Minister of Power , Works and Housing , Mr Babatunde Fashola, speaking on this development, “The investigation would have been carried out earlier but the need to reduce the inconveniences that would accompany the closure compelled government to shift the time to a more convenient period when children would be on vacation and when fewer vehicles were likely to be on the bridge.

According to Fashola, “I think it is later in the year or early next year that the repairs will start. ”

These 13 Sounds Our Bodies Make Could Be Alarm Bells

Most of the time, the sounds you hear from your body are normal (if slightly embarrassing) but in some cases, they can be alarm bells. “It’s the context that helps you figure out if a particular noise is worrisome,” explained Dr. Kurt Hafer, a clinical assistant professor of medicine at Stanford School of Medicine.

If you host scroll down, you'll see what Hafer and other experts reveal when a gurgle, burp, queef or toot is a cause for concern—or not.

Whistling in your nose

Whistling is a sign of airflow obstruction and may mean excess mucus is lining your nasal passages. Clear things out with a decongestant (if you’ve got a cold) or an antihistamine (for allergies).
When to worry: If you suffered a nasal trauma, whistling may indicate a tear in the cartilage between the nostrils, repairable by a plastic surgeon.

Sneezing

Sneezing may be triggered by anything from a virus to bright lights, which can stimulate a reflex response running from the brain to the diaphragm. Some folks’ ach…

AMAC, Minister of the Federal Capital Territory to Pay Victimized Traders 3 Million

Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) has been ordered by a Federal Capital Territory High Court in Jabi to rebuild the 720 shops and stores demolished at the Karmo market, a suburb of the FCT.

The judgement was passed on Friday by
Justice Yusuf Halilu. He said the demolition executed by the defendants was illegal because the allocations were made to the plaintiffs by AMAC.
According to the judge, the defendants engaged in “official misconduct” when they refused to compensate the plaintiffs and shop owners and went ahead to demolish their structures.

The case which runs as far back as 2011 had the plaintiffs sue AMAC, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Muhammed Bello; and the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) for the demolition of the market in 2006.

Mr Halilu also granted A restraining order was also enforced to ensure the defendants desist from further interfering with the plaintiffs allocations.

In a conclusive decision, Halilu ordered AMAC, the Minister…

19 Year Old Nigerian, Youngest Designer to Showcase at New York Fashion Week

19-year-old Nigerian, Taofeek Abijako, has allegedly become the youngest designer to showcase his collection at the New York Fashion Week : Men's. History has been made people, celebrate!

Some of the outfits from his "Genesis" collection had statements like, “Disorder: In Mutiny We Trust” and “Palaver Child.”


Abijako explained how he sees his label Head of State+, “I approach Head of State+ as less of a brand and more of a case study. It’s me digging into my cultural upbringing while trying to have a firm grasp and understanding of it. My belief is furthering a philosophy of thoughtful, inconspicuous, and honest design across the board ."

He was born in Lagos Nigeria before he moved to join hi father in Albany. “It was an extreme culture shock. Back in Nigeria, seven of us lived in one room. At night, when everyone wanted to go to bed, we lifted the table and laid a mat on the floor where we all slept. Imagine going from that to having your own bedroom, 24/7 electr…

CBN : To Access Your BVN, You'll Need a Court Order

The Central Bank of Nigeria has stipulated that a valid court order must be included in the documents provided to a bank before anyone can have access to his Bank Verification NUMBER, BVN.

The circular by Director Banking and Payments system department, Mr Dipo Fatokun titled ‘Amendment to the Regulatory Framework for BVN Operations and Watch-list for the Nigerian Banking Industry,’ takes immediate effect.

The amendment firmly states “Section 1.6 of the Framework, Eligibility for Access to the BVN which states that,
‘The following entities may have access to BVN information, subject to the approval of the CBN,’ is hereby amended to read thus, ‘the following entities may have access to BVN information, after providing a valid Court Order, subject to the approval of the CBN’.

“Consequently, the CBN by this circular hereby informs all stakeholders that the provision of a valid court order is one of the pre-requisites for the release of BVN information to applicants.”

Now that you know t…

The 11 Year Old with an Outstanding Ability for Drawing Will Be Rewarded

He has done wonders with his hands and Nigerians cannot stop applauding. However, the world needs to see more of his work! In two hours, the young hyperrealist artist, Waris Kareem was able to draw an remarkable portrait of French President , Emmanuel Macron during his visit to the Afrika Shrine in Lagos.


The Commissioner for Tourism , Arts and Culture , Mr Steve Ayorinde , brought the plans of the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, to light, “You would recall that Waris was one of the star attractions during President Macron’s visit to Afrika Shrine. Before painting the President and presenting the portrait to him, Waris had become a household name thanks to the special story done by a media house.

“So, the Governor has invited him and his parents to come and meet him and because the Governor is interested in his education and if you like the welfare of his parents, His Excellency has promised to assist just like he did to the Footprint of David boys who had a special performan…

MY LAGOS STATE EXPERIENCE

"I had an experience this morning which changed my orientation towards Lagos State Government and Nigeria at large.

On my way to work this morning, my car broke down (fuel pump issue) on 3rd mainland bridge– just after Iyana Oworo. I was stranded because my mechanic did not come on time. Twenty minutes later, the LRU (Lasema Response Unit ) showed up. In my mind, I was already saying “oh God, this guys will collect all my money today just to tow this vehicle off the bridge”.

Surprisingly, they approached me politely and told me that the place is not safe hence, they will have to tow the vehicle to a safer place. I agreed since my options were limited and they towed my vehicle to the police post at middle of 3rd mainland bridge.

I requested for my bill and waited for them to exploit me by stating a large amount. Imagine my shock when they informed me the service is free. I was stunned into silence and I thought “can there be any free thing in Lagos?” I deep my hand in the pocket …